Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”
On Memorial Day weekend, it is certainly fitting to give thanks for the men and women who have sacrificed so dearly on our behalf. They have paid the ultimate price because they have selflessly valued our nation’s well-being more than their own well-being. It is partly through their sacrifices, and the sacrifices of those who have preceded them, that our nation has remained secure.
Yet, we should never be lulled into thinking that these brave men and women are America’s ultimate source of security. America is not great because of military strength or diplomatic sway. It is not great because of economic sustainability or information asymmetry. It is not great because of geographic separation or resource superiority. It is only great as long as we remember that the Lord is our true source of greatness.
After several hundred hours in her cockpit, I can personally testify that the F-22 Raptor is an amazing machine. It is a grand flying chariot propelled by unmatched horsepower. Even with its dominant characteristics, our nation must not trust in it to secure us apart from the Lord.
Brave men and women are well worthy of a long weekend dedicated to memorializing them. May we all do so. Yet, our trust-laden attention should be on the Lord throughout the year. PLEASE PRAY THAT WE WOULD FULLY TRUST IN THE LORD FOR OUR NATIONAL SECURITY, SAFETY AND PROSPERITY. We must trust in the ultimate source who is ultimately trustworthy.